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Bengali Movie Maker [Film Director]

Bengal has produced quite a good number of film directors who have showcased their extraordinary talents not only in India but also around the world. Undoubtedly, Satyajit Ray has been one of the biggest names in the film fraternity. His cinematic masterpiece, Pather Panchali in 1955 won eleven international prizes. The flawless depiction of the childhood of protagonist Apu and his sister Durga and the realism of the daily score of rustic life of their family in Pather Panchali based on the novel of the same name of Bibhutibhusan Bandopadhyay acclaimed worldwide recognition and pioneered the parallel cinema movement in India. Ray went on with his masterly creations including Apu Trilogy, Kanchenjungha, Charulata, Mahanagar, Nayak, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, Calcutta Trilogy, Sonar Kella, Hirak Rajar Deshe, Ghare Baire, Gabnasatru, and Agantuk. Ritwik Ghatak was another great filmmaker of Bengal. In more than two decades of his tumultuous cinematic journey, Ghatak created eight films, at least five of which were masterpieces that included Meghe Dhaka Tara, Komal Gandhar, Jukti Takko Aar Galpo, Titas Ekti Nadir Naam, and Subarnarekha. The petrifying outcome and trauma of the partition of India and melodrama of the relentless struggles of ordinary families of Bengal were intensely mirrored in most of his films. Mrinal Sen has been yet another iconic film director. His film, Bhuvan Shome was considered to have formed a new wave in Indian cinema. If Ray, Ghatak, and Sen forms the iconic trio of Bengali film makers, Tapan Sinha would not be far behind. Some of his unforgettable films like Kabuliwala, Kshudita Pashan, and Hansuli Banker Upakatha have won the hearts of film lovers and infused a distinct style, gravity, gosh, and credence in mainstream Bengali cinema. Basu Chatterjee, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Gautam Ghosh, Budhadeb Dasgupta, Aparna Sen, Rituparna Ghosh, Anurag Bose, Srijit Mukherjee, Sujoy Ghosh, and Shoojit Sircar of contemporary film industry in Bengal and India persist in the tenets of the cinematic world with continual contribution to the stream of films ranging from surreal to comical and from commercial mainstream to serious cinema, with sheer disposition of artistry and grace characteristic of the brilliance of Bengali film makers.

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